A pilot trial to predict frailty syndrome: The Japanese Health Research Volunteer Study

@article{Doba2012APT,
  title={A pilot trial to predict frailty syndrome: The Japanese Health Research Volunteer Study},
  author={Nobutaka Doba and Yasuharu Tokuda and Nathan E. Goldstein and Toshio Kushiro and Shigeaki Hinohara},
  journal={Experimental Gerontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={638-643}
}
Most definitions of frailty utilize US populations in their development. The concept of frailty has not been well studied in Japan, which has the largest percentage of older patients (per capita) in the world. We created a 5-year prospective cohort study of community-dwelling older Japanese adults. Participants were not frail at baseline, based on our definition adapted from the Canadian Study for Health and Aging Clinical Frailty Scale. Participants underwent a comprehensive geriatric… CONTINUE READING

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